7th & 8th Grade Expeditions

7th & 8th Grade Expeditions

Ropes Course

Team building initiatives on low and high elements.

Point Reyes National Seashore or Salt Point State Park

Three day camping trip. Camping skills and equipment, hiking skills, field observations, first field guide

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Students will study, perform a scene, and view a Shakespeare play in Ashland, Oregon. Students will also attend a variety of plays and camp outside of Ashland, Oregon. Four day expedition.

Mount Lassen

Students will visit many geological features including volcanoes, lava tube, sulfur vents, and boiling pools. Here students gain firsthand knowledge about plate tectonics and the earth's structure, how the earth’s surface was shaped, and history. Students accomplish all of this while experiencing the stark beauty of the area (and maybe even get a little snow!). Corp of Discovery simulation. Four or five day expedition.

de Young Museum, California Acadamy of Sciences, SFMOMA, Legion of Honor

Art, natural history. Day trips.

Gold Country, Chaw'se

Students visit Chaw'se Campground and Indian Museum, Black Chasm, Kennedy Gold Mine, and Knight's Foundry in Sutter Creek. Three day expedition.

San Francisco Bay Odyssey

California Academy of Sciences, USS O'Brien & Pampanito, Trapeze Arts, Oakland Museum. Two day expedition.


Every year ExL’s students go to a local creek location and, under the supervision of Point Blue’s Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) Program, spend a day restoring native plants to the area. Day trip.


Working with Nature Bridge: 8th Graders go backpacking, 7th graders stay in valley cabins. Six day expedition.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

6th, 7th, and 8th grade expedition. Monterey Bay Aquarium, overnights at Santa Cruz KOA, Point Lobos, whale watching, Monarch butterfly preserve, elephant seal watching at Ano Nuevo. Three day expedition.

China Camp State Park

6th, 7th and 8th grade expedition. Students will visit the Immigration Station at Angel Island, China Town, Shrimping Village. Three day expedition.

Human Race Fundraiser

The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations. Student walkers/runners/pledge-gatherers raise funds for various participating non-profit organizations.

Sugarloaf Ridge

Year-end ceremony, stewardship project. Three day expedition.